Sunday, 7 October 2012

What's In My Pencil Case?

Hello stranger you're probably saying, yes I haven't posted in quite a while! I have been quite busy since college started up but I'm ready to get back in buisness :) So I thought I'd show you what I keep in my pencil case for college.

I bought this beast from Forbidden Planet. Even though I'm not a child anymore I thought it was awesome and had to spend £3 for it .

This is whats inside in an ordered fashion-

I will go through what they are by the numbers :)(left to right)    

1. Black pens.                       ( I use these for writing and general coursework )
  • Piolet G-TEC-C4( Review on blog)         
  • BIC Medium Ballpoint
  • BIC Fine Ballpoint
  • YELLOW Fine
  • Piolet REXGRIP 1.0
  • Staedtler Stick 430 M
2. Sharpie Fine Pens                  ( I use these for my Filofax coding system )
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Green
3. Staedtler Textsurfer Classic  ( I use these to highlight college notes )
  • Yellow
  • Orange
4. Other Items                          ( These I use when I need to )
  • Tipp-ex Rapid 20ml
  • Factis Softer Eraser S20
  • Maped Signal Sharpener
5. Coloured WHSmith Fineliners    ( I use these to colourcode my subjects for my diary)
  • Pink
  • Green
  • Blue
6. Pencils                                      (  Mainly use these for maths problems )
  • Niceday Soft .07 Mechanical 
  • Staedler Noris HB2  
  • Staedler Purple timestables
  • Robinson HB2 LYRA
7. Lyreco Premium Gel Pens        ( I use these to correct my coursework )
  • Red
  • Black
8. Bic Multicolour Ballpoint pen     (  This is great in general for a backup )
  • With Black, Blue, Red and Green.
If you'd like a review for any of these items or have a request just leave us a comment :) Hope you liked my post, I'd love to see what's in your pencil case and what you use them for !!!
Lauren xx

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Pilot G-TEC-C4 0.4 Pen Review

While buying a ridiculous amount stationery I don't need for college I picked up this beautiful pen from InkSpot. I can't remember how much it was but I'm sure it was around the £3 mark.

I used to own a pen similar to this and I absolutely loved it. I use this pen for my good maths notebooks and it really does look beautiful on the page. Because it's 0.4mm writing is very clear and makes my terrible hand writing look a million times better. Look at that beauty:

Writing just looks so much neater. Excuse the mispelling of 'pilot' haha, you can see I'm not the best at English.

Don't think I'll ever be without one of these in my pencil case, definetly a staple stationery item to have in your stationery collection! :-D
Thanks for reading! Any pens you recommend? I'd love to know! 
Lauren xx

2013 Green Page Per Day Diary.

While I was on the hunt for bargains last week I came upon this. I bought this from The Card Factory, as my favourite colour is green at the moment this captured my eye immediately. It's what it says on the tin~ 2013 diary.The circle mark is where I pulled off the £1 sticker.  I'm pretty sure it will go away after a while, but what do you expect for One Pound?!
Again I apologize for the bad picture quality I will fix this asap.

I really like the look of it. It's very sturdy and the page quality is excellent. I love the fact that the summary calendar goes all the way upto 2014, its really handy to plan ahead!.

 I also love the page per day layout inside. I thought this would be perfect for College as my Filofax takes up alot of room in my bag, this would be perfect for all college related things. Do you have a different diary for work and personal use? I'd be interested to know!

Plenty of space for to do lists, sticky notes, ideas etc. Just a great piece at a great price! 
OrganizedLikeJen inspired me to start using Day Per Page from her video:

What a great video with great ideas!! Going to try out some of the things Jen uses here in my Filofax. 
Thanks for reading! And let me know what you think about unbranded diarys :)

Review: 2012-2013 Moleskine Soft Cover Diary.

I'm pretty sure I seen this on blogger a while ago and really liked the look of it so I went out and purchased one from Waterstones which cost me £15.
Excuse the bad quality pictures and the lightening. I'm fairly new to this so bare with me until I sort out other camera arrangements :)

I really like the look of it. I love how simple it is. Although as this is my first Moleskine I didn't expect the page quality to be that poor. Even with a normal Bic Ballpoint Pen it is apparent on the back of the page written on. I do however like the calender at the start and the page layouts.

What made me buy this was the fact that on the right hand side of the 'diary' part was a ruled blank page. Perfect for jotting down to do lists/ things to complete etc.

So overall I would give it 2.5/5 just because I payed £15 for terrible page quality, but I am a lover of the simple layout.
What are your opinions on Moleskine's? Are they are the same page quality? I'm interested.
Thanks for reading!! And I'll be back soon :-)
Lauren xx

Saturday, 18 August 2012

What's In My Filofax: A5 Purple Domino.

This was my first ever filofax. Bought about 2 years ago now and since I've downsized to a personal I have began creating a scrapbook/memory book from my old Filofax.

I have just tied a purple ribbon around the pen holder and a flower around the elasticated closure.

When we open it up it looks pretty messy but I have alot of random things I've kept in the card holders and pocket bit. Then I have decorated the clear flyleaf with Harry Potter stickers and crafty bits :)!
My mum is a blogger and makes beautiful cards! Check her out here!
So she lets me use her stamps and some pieces she doesn't need or want to decorate my Filofax :-D

Above is an example of how I decorate the diary pages, I use stickers, stamps, paper cut outs etc.

And here is another example. These are postcards my dad sent me when he went travelling. I covered up my address for obvious reasons. I used some stamps, coloured them in, and stuck in a crochet flower. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing whats in my A5 Purple Domino :)! 
I recently purchased a Moleskine diary so I think I'll review that next. Make sure to follow and check out my mums beautiful blog!

Lauren xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

What's In my Filofax (before)

Here is my Red Personal Domino :-D I've been using this for about 6 months now, and I really enjoy it although once I find the money I would like to buy a Personal Malden and use the day per page/two days per page layout so I'd have more space. Anyway, here is how I'm using it at the moment before I get back to being a full-time student :)!

I don't keep anything in the card pockets, and I just store paper I need easy access to in the front pouch. I also bought this sticky note insert from my local CO-OP and cut it to size.

 I keep the Filofax front page with the two year calender on the back in the clear pocket insert.

Then I keep some sticky notes on the clear page for urgent things I need to buy/do. I have a horizontal year calender which I use for important dates and I just keep a paper clip to secure it.

I have 3 tabs after my calender: Diary, Address Book and Subsections.

In my subsections I labeled over the number tabs. There is: Goals, Want, Health, To Do, Academia and Other.

In the back of my Filofax I keep:

I love sticky notes, tabs and labels. You just can't have enough! ;)

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to FOLLOW!  I'd love more than one follower! haha
Next up will me what I use my A5 Purple Domino for :-) xx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Youtube Inspiration

Hey guys so as my step-dad is away on holiday with my camera, and I can't take good quailty pictures, I decided to share with you all some really good Youtube videos/ Youtubers that I enjoy and would recommend for you all to watch.

I'll start off with OrganisedLikeJen. Her videos are great and really inspiring. Give this a watch and subscribe to her!

The next Youtuber is called Enjoyette. She has recently completed  3 videos displaying how she uses her Filofax called 'Ways of a Filofax'. So give this a watch it really inspired me to make more tabs and use the horizontal year calender better :)

Part 1.

Part 2.
Part 3.

Look at those loveelyy paper clips!

Here is FiloObsessed. I really enjoyed her video on reading/move filofax!!

I really want one of those A5 Cubins now!

So these are just a few I've found that I really enjoyed watching. Make sure to subscribe to them :)
When I get my camera back I'm very tempted to make my own video on 'What's in my filofax'. I tried it yesterday using my webcam but it keeps going out of sync. If anyone knows how to fix that then let me know!

Thanks for reading!
Lauren xx